I spent the weekend at the Storylines Children's Writers and Illustrators Hui in Auckland. In addition to the New Zealand authors, publishers and agents, there were literary agents from the US and Australia there. Many of them indicated that they feel YA is on the decline, and MG on the rise. Apparently the feeling is that kids are jumping from MG books straight to adult books (if they're reading at all between the ages of 13 and 16), and that YA has drifted to such adult content that it may as well be adult. It led me to switch manuscripts at the last minute for my pitch slam pitches to agents and publishers. I had planned on pitching a YA story, but thankfully had two MG stories ready as well. I was curious if any of you had heard and/or experienced the same. Is it harder to sell YA these days? Is it easier to sell MG? @AgentPete? Any thoughts?